The fifth edition of PIA’s Pipe Friction Handbook has been fully reviewed and updated to cover all upgrades in the relevant Australian Standards since the fourth edition.The principle changes to the friction tables, while maintaining the same format as previous editions, involve wrought steel pipes, ductile iron unlined pipes and ductile iron cement lined pipes.
Description: Pump Industry Australia’s Pipe Friction Handbook, now in its fifth edition, is a handbook which complements PIA’s Pump Technical Handbook. The book teaches the user how to calculate pipe friction losses in a wide range of pipe types and sizes, commonly in use in Australia, up to in some cases, 2000mm. The handbook includes easy to understand instructions on how friction losses are calculated for straight pipe and a wide range of pipe valves and fittings.
The first section of the handbook covers pipe friction losses in the most commonly used pipes in Australia. With the exception commercial steel pipe which is to ASME/ ANSI B36:10M standard, all the other pipes and tubes are to an Australian standard. The following are the piped types covered by the friction tables:
Commercial Steel and Stainless Pipe
Large Fabricated Steel Pipe
Medium and Heavy Duty Galvanised Steel Pipe
Uncoated and Cement Lined Ductile Iron Pipe
Stainless Steel Tube
Series 1 and 2 PVC Pipe
Rural Polyethylene Pipe
Aluminium Irrigation Tube
Elastomeric Rubber Hose
In addition to the above tables there is a table for the friction loss of viscous liquids in commercial steel pipe and a chart for the calculation of friction loss in lay flat hose.
The second section of this handbook covers friction loss factors for valves and fittings and how to calculate friction loss in a pump system. The following tables are included that will be useful to the pump engineer:
Value of Gravity at Selected Australian Sites
Physical Properties of Water
Pressure, Boiling Point of Water at Various Altitudes
Suction Lift Reduction with Temperature.
Viscosity Equivalents at constant temperature
Viscosity of liquids
Specific Gravity & Temperature Relationship for Various Liquids
Density & Specific Gravity for Various Liquids
Flow through Orifices & Nozzles
Approximating Discharge from Pipes
Discharge from Syphon Lines
Pressure Surges & Water Hammer
Acceleration Head – Reciprocating Pumps
Power Transmission – Recommended Flow Rates & Pressures for Hydraulic Hose
This handbook covers all the reader needs to calculate friction losses in a pump system.